Adult 18+ | Course: Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5
$280/Lux Local Member, $320/Guest
Learn the essentials of creating functional and sculptural ceramics on a potter's wheel. Whether you are new to ceramics or a professional artist looking to further your practice, visiting instructors will take an individualized approach to teaching all aspects of wheel throwing, firing, and glazing. This course will help in promoting access to and understanding of the importance of ceramic arts while encouraging exploration, self-expression, and safety within a supportive and inspiring artistic community.
Adult 18+ | Course: Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open Studio - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
$380/Lux Local Member, $420/Guest
Further exploration of the ceramic process will introduce more complex ways of making nuanced dinner wear. Learn specific types of closed forms and multi-parted vessels. Emphasis on developing advanced surface designs, decorations, and glaze techniques. Continue to develop personal expression, aesthetic, technical competency and craft in the functional and sculptural ceramic art form. Safety issues continue to be addressed.
Adult 18+ | Thursday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open Studio: 1:00 - 3:00
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6
$380/Lux Local Member, $420/Guest
Learn the basics of hand-building with an emphasis on surface decoration. Using different methods of building, (coil, tile, etc.) student will learn to make functional forms (dishes, cups, and pitchers) as well as sculptural forms. Weekly Demos will be given on different techniques, however the students are encouraged to make their works of art. Hands on instruction is provided in small class sizes.
Adult 18+ | Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29 June 3, 5
$380/Lux Local Member, $420/Guest
Practice the skills you learn in class and explore new possibilities with a ceramics lab membership. No instruction is provided during lab sessions, but a lab monitor will be present to answer questions, manage safety, and provide support. You can sign up for a consecutive eight-week session of ceramics lab membership and visit the lab for up to 10 hours per week. You are free to come and go at your convenience during the times and dates listed above. Twelve Potter’s wheels are available on a first come first served basis.
Take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore art through an open dialogue with trained Lux Liaisons. Liaisons are on hand to the general public during open hours, or available for reserved guided tours. We offer a range of tour experiences to serve the public: pre-K through 8th grade school groups, high school and college student groups, and adult community groups.
Groups are welcome during open gallery hours (Thursdays, 1:00pm-5:00pm). We kindly ask that you book at least one week in advance.
Please join us for Fabiola Jean-Louis' Reception on September 6th. Experience a unique opportunity and mingle with the artist while enjoying drinks, light refreshments, live music and more. 6:00pm to 7:00pmMembers Only Preview Hour 7:00pm to 9:00pmPublic Opening ABOUT THE ARTIST Opening Season 13 in September is the Haitian-born artist Fabiola Jean-Louis with her series Rewriting History: A Black Ancestral Narrative. This series is about defying expectations by introducing the black female body in a conversation from which she has been absent. Dressing up her black models in Victorian paper gowns and paper props, Jean-Louis’ painterly photographs open up a dialogue about history and identity in relationship to race, paper as currency, and fashion as a class system. Jean-Louis’s consideration of Haitian and American history tie together identity and memory as she uses the past to retell how history has shaped the present. Jean-Louis is based out of the Bronx, NYC and has shown at the Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY; BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL. Jean-Louis has also completed a residency at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, NY. The exhibition is in partnership with Hedspeth Art Consulting. Her residency at Lux will be her first major show on the West Coast. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Practice the skills you have learned in class and explore new possibilities with a Ceramics Lab Membership. No instruction is provided during open lab sessions, but our lab technician/monitor will be present to answer questions, manage safety, and provide support. The studio provides new brent wheels, extruder, slab roller and plenty of space to let your creativity thrive. You can sign up for a consecutive eight-week session of ceramics lab membership and visit the lab for up to 8 hours per week. You are free to come and go at your convenience during the times and dates listed above. Limit four bags of clay per eight-week session. Limited to 16 community members. Sep 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 Oct, 2, 7 , 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 Prerequisite: To participate, students must have previously taken a ceramics course at Lux or at another institution. Glazes, firing cost, and one 25lbs. bag of clay are included. No outside clay. Additional bags of clay are available for $20. Limit four bags of clay per course. 16 Students - Open to all skill levels. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Students will learn how to manipulate and capture three-dimensional objects using traditional and non-traditional materials. They will also analyze other works of sculpture through experimentation, discussion, and critique. Materials included. September 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16 Materials Initial materials will be provided by the instructor. Additional materials will be required. If registering more than one adult, please complete one form per participant. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Students will learn color mixing, brushwork, color theory, knowledge of composition and aesthetic harmony with clear and personally designed instructions. Students can expect to build skills and confidence in oil painting as well as a systematic approach to palette creation. September 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16 If you have any questions about registration, please contact our education team at email@example.com or by calling 760-436-6611. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Using a wide range of mixed media students will examine the relevance of collage, mixed media and encaustic. This class will include a brief overview of the basic encaustic skills, teach aspects of design, composition, layering, painting and the application of layered sealing. September 12, 19, 26 Oct 3, 10, 17 Materials Initial materials will be provided by the instructor. Additional materials will be required. If registering more than one adult, please complete one form per participant. Click here to register MORE >
Through an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections students will learn and expand their experience in the visual arts. This course is the first step a broader view of art history, and the function of art in society. It is a course designed to understand art processes and visual vocabulary. (No previous knowledge is required) Materials Initial materials will be provided by the instructor. Additional materials will be required. If registering more than one adult, please complete one form per participant. If you have any questions about registration, please contact our education team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 760-436-6611 x 200. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
An enchanting gala to support access to innovative contemporary art programming and classes. TICKETS: | $325 Guest: One gala ticket| $400 VIP Guest: One gala ticket; Invitation to exclusive VIP cocktail reception with champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment; Chauffeur service between reception, dinner and partyElegante Table Hosts (10 VIP seats per table)| $10,000 Visionary Host - Specialty champagne & private waiter| $6,000 Luminary Host- Specialty champagne| $4,000 Honorary Host GET TICKETS CONTACT Lexi Meyer at email@example.com or 760.436.6611 x227For additional levels and marketing opportunities please contact us. Thank you for considering contributions in lieu of attendance and supporting art and education programs in your community. (In case of inclement weather, please consider your reservation a donation.) Lux is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Gala supports our mission to bring exceptional contemporary art and education into your community. MORE >